African Wildlife Trust founder, Pratik Patel, in collaboration with the Tanzanian government, has initiated a 22-day 650km walk from Arusha to Dar-es-Salaam
24th August – 14th September 2013.
The Walk for Elephants Mission is to help raise awareness locally and globally on the urgent need for proactive protection of threatened elephants and wildlife.
All are welcome to participate.
The Elephant Walk starts at the Regional Commissioner’s office in on Goliondoi Road in Arusha and ends at the President’s office on Magogoni Road in Dar-es-Salaam. Over 1000 people, including school children are expected to join on the first day through Moshi. Various members of Parliament are participating to show support. Anyone who wishes to join the Elephant Walk can join AWT at 7:30am on the 24th August 2013 in front of the Regional Commissioner’s office in Arusha.
The African Wildlife Trust is erecting a majestic wooden elephant sculpture with the assistance of wooden branches from each guest staying at AWT’s Maisha Kikoti Safari Lodge.
The full size wooden elephant is to be transported to the Golden Tulip Hotel on Oyster Bay Road, Dar-es-Salaam for a symbolic burning at the finale event on the evening of 14thSeptember 2013. AWT’s intention in setting this installation aflame is to draw attention to the importance of saving the elephants in Africa from extinction and fighting the poaching crisis in every way possible.
We would like to know who is joining us, so please email Lindy Taverner at email@example.com(although this is not necessary to connect with us on the walk).
Those wishing to participate will need to supply their own gear, tent and money (Budget $30 per day) for food. AWT will have a truck alongside the walk transporting extra gear, water and food.
· Start: Saturday, August 24, 2013: Meet in front of Regional Commissioner’s office on Goliondoi Road, Themi, Arusha, at 7:30am
· 22 days: Walk 30 kilometres each day and camp overnight
· End: Saturday, September 14, 2013: Arrive on Saturday morning at the President’s office on Magogoni Road, Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania.
Suggested gear for the walk:
· Tent, sleeping bag, blow up or roll out mattress
· Stainless steel cup and plate
· Knife, Fork and Spoon
· Torch, batteries
For more information please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org